Happy November! (Seriously, where has the time gone? I feel weird just saying that!) Before venturing off into some 'Woodsy November' themes this month, here's a few photos from our Halloween night. This year, Brian and I went as Lucy and Ethel from I Love Lucy in the famous chocolate factory episode ("Job Switching"). (All his idea, so I give the credit to him!)
Here's the picture we were going for:
And here was our version:
Brian even put a black and white filter on his Instagram photo so it looked more like the original episode:
Not bad, huh? :D
To "make" the costumes, we went to a local costume store and bought some white lab coats, chef hats, and some wigs. We'd read online that other people who wore this costume dyed their lab coats pink. Brian was very determined for this so he did the honours of not only dying the coats and hats a light pink, but painted the buttons black too.
He happened to have some cardboard at home for the chocolate trays. With some ribbon, we poked holes and tied them to the boards so they'd fit around our necks comfortably. Then it was just a matter of gluing tin foil over and hot glue-gunning some actual Hersey's kisses onto the tray (again, all his idea!) My last touch was printing out the I Love Lucy logo and we glued them onto our coats and trays.
My sister got her creative groove on this year as well, and went as the CN Tower. Who woulda thought!
For treats this year = cheese broomsticks!
Nothing more than a cheese string (actually cut at the bottom) and some pretzel sticks stuck on top.
And the place-and-bake Pilsbury ghost cookies too!
Since Halloween was on a Monday this year, it meant work during the day and afterwards I actually headed to my grandma's house to help her hand out candy.
I thought her front porch looked nice and festive! The best part was bringing along my mini strobe light to stick in the corner and my Halloween CD playing in the background. I opened her screen window and had tunes like Ghostbusters, Michael Jackson's Thriller and the Monster Mash playing so kids could hear them when they came up the stairs. They really loved them! And of course, it was a nice evening and always great to spend some time with Ma.
And just like that, Halloween has come and gone until another year!